HETAS News

Chimney Sweep Approval with HETAS

Chimney Sweep Approval with HETAS HETAS recognises the important role of chimney sweeps in ensuring the safe and effective use of solid fuel appliances. HETAS is intending to open up an additional pathway for applicants to the HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep scheme. Approved Sweeps For many years HETAS has had an Approved Chimney Sweep scheme Read More…

Round the bend

Round the bend HETAS receive on occasion queries relating to the appropriate application of any provisions contained within recognised BSI standards, and how they can be applied with continued re-assurance in meeting the UK Building Regulation requirements. Recently this has included provisions surrounding immediate bends directly off the top of an appliance. Alternative approach In Read More…

The Importance of Commissioning

Importance of Commissioning Commissioning of any solid fuel appliance is a vital part of the installation process. However, on occasions it can be overlooked. HETAS Inspections Manager Alan Young talks to us about the critical points of the commissioning process. Guidance Building Regulations require appliances and flue systems to be tested on completion to ensure Read More…

Refresher Courses with HETAS

Refresher Courses HETAS introduced refresher courses back in 2014 in response to changes placed upon schemes by government. With many of you due to refresh over the coming year, we spoke to Training Manager Mike Harvey about what’s new. HETAS has been providing refresher training for over five years now, in response to changes in Read More…

Not so Golden

Not so Golden HETAS continues it’s work of ridding our industry of the cowboys who mislead customers and rip them off with poor standards of workmanship. Rogue traders Liam Golden and Aaron Parry were charged in court in the last month through the hard work of HETAS and Trading Standards. Two rogue traders narrowly avoided Read More…

Hearth Marking

Marking of the Hearth Boundary The HETAS technical helpline regularly receive enquiries relating to the subject of how a hearth surface should be marked out, i.e. the demarcation or boundary of the hearth against the regular flooring material in the room. The regulation requiring reference here is as follows: J4: Protection of Building; Combustion appliances Read More…